Friday Fictioneers — The Library

Seth’s parents were not book readers. Everything they read, from the news to novels, was online, using their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. Seth wasn’t used to seeing actual books on shelves, which his why he was fascinated when his kindergarten teacher marched his class to a large room that she called the school library.

The teacher looked at Seth and saw that he was confused, so she handed him a book and asked him if he’d like to read it. Kevin looked the book over in his hands. Still confused, he ask his teacher, “How do you turn it on?”

(100 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: Ted Strutz.

10 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Library

    • Fandango January 21, 2022 / 2:25 pm

      Thanks, Christine.


  1. Stine Writing January 21, 2022 / 7:50 am

    This is spot on! Kids don’t get the point of libraries. A few years back I taught in a middle school that actually had no library! Can you believe it? They took it out and replaced it with who-knows-what. What is a school with no library? I wasn’t too impressed with that decision. It sends a bad message. But it is very true that picking up an actual paper book is foreign to most young people.

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      • Stine Writing January 22, 2022 / 8:29 am

        I think of it and still can’t believe it…what school doesn’t have a library?

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  2. donmatthewspoetry January 21, 2022 / 8:11 pm

    I believe they have a button on cover top-right. Says ‘press here to enter’……

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    • Fandango January 21, 2022 / 10:25 pm

      Oh, that’s where it is. Thanks.


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